Shimla : Seven people were killed and two injured in two road accidents in Himachal Pradeshâ€™s Sirmaur district Thursday , police said .
All five passangers were killed when a jeep skidded of an icy road fell into a 300 metre deep gorge near snow Haripurdhar . The region received fresh snowfall on Wednesday.
In another accident two people were killed when a loaded tractor overturned 20 km from Nahan .
All the victims have been identified as locals .
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